Book Review: The Nourished Kitchen

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IMG_9147A new cookbook came in the mail this week, and our whole family is excited about it! In fact, my 7 year old daughter was the first to grab The Nourished Kitchen, and has been poring over it ever since. She is thrilled that there are so many gluten-free recipes, and as a big fan of River Cottage and Hugh Fernley Whittingstall, she said she loves that the recipes come so naturally from the farm to the table– and even include foraged foods. Since I’ve never seen her so enthusiastic about a cookbook before, I thought I’d let Amelia do most of the review for us today!IMG_9163But first, I’d like to say that this cookbook is wonderful. I love Jenny’s approach to food– it’s sustainable, seasonal and local. The food is beautiful and the focus is on thoughtful enjoyment of all the delicious resources around us. I love that she is teaching people to use fermentation and other traditional food preparation methods– it’s good for the planet, the body, and the soul. Here are some photos of the beautiful recipes in her book. (Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing one of the recipes I’m most excited about with you!)IMG_9154 IMG_9153 IMG_9151 Are you hungry yet?
Let’s hear some of Amelia’s thoughts on this book. (She came up with all of this on her own, just so you know!)

So there you have it!
I am so glad that Jenny published this book, and it’s one I believe you’ll return to over and over again in your kitchen. You have another day to pre-order The Nourished Kitchen and get some great bonuses!

As a gift for those of you who preorder The Nourished Kitchenyou can register for the cookbook’s online membership portal which gives you access to all kinds of goodies like:

  • Instructional Videos for making recipes in the book and bonus recipes not included in the book.
  • Sneak Peek Recipes from the cookbook like Spinach, Potato and Jalapeno Soup and Fennel, Kohlrabi and Green Apple Relish.
  • Bonus Recipes NOT Included in the book like Caramelized Onion Buns with Figs and Mussels with Pancetta and Tomatoes. The cookbook became SO big and thorough, we had to cut a few recipes and included them for you here.
  • Menu Ideas for incorporating traditional foods and Nourished Kitchen recipes into your family’s dinner routine.

To get access to the membership portal, simply preorder your cookbook, then email the receipt to [email protected] BEFORE April 15th at midnight PST. And remember, when you preorder The Nourished Kitchen you will receive the cookbook at the very best price as online retailers provide steep discounts on preorders.


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16 Responses to Book Review: The Nourished Kitchen

  1. Dr.K April 14, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

    Based on Amelia’a review, I preordered it!

    • ariana April 15, 2014 at 10:24 am #

      Fantastic, Karin! I’ll let her know she was a success. 🙂

  2. sherry April 14, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

    Amelia did a splendid job of reviewing this book! Well done!….And I love the hint of an English accent — made me smile.

    • ariana April 15, 2014 at 10:25 am #

      Sherry, I can’t actually hear an English accent– but our American family does when they skype. You should hear her at school, when she turns it on and sounds just like her classmates!

  3. Catherine April 14, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    5 stars #cutestreviewever

    • ariana April 15, 2014 at 10:25 am #

      Thanks Catherine!

  4. Susan April 15, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    Fantastic review Amelia! I can hardly wait for my pre-ordered cookbook to arrive.

    • ariana April 16, 2014 at 8:10 am #

      I’ll let her know!

  5. angela April 16, 2014 at 12:15 am #

    OMG I was thinking about buying this cookbook, I am now convinced! How can I pass up such an endorsement!!!

    • ariana April 16, 2014 at 8:10 am #

      Hurray! I’ll let Amelia know that she was effective! 🙂

  6. Newmark April 16, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    Talking of books, I came across a book recently which I am sure you would enjoy. You can reserve it at Bury St. Edmunds library. It is “Suffolk Summer” by John Appleby. He was an American serviceman stationed at Lavenham air force base in the spring and summer of 1945. The war in Europe was coming to an end and he had a lot of spare time, much of which he spent cycling round the country lanes, visiting ancient churches and getting to know some of the locals. He arranged for the profits from the book to pay for what is now the John T Appleby rose garden in the grounds of the abbey at Bury St. Edmunds.

    • ariana April 18, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

      That does sound really interesting! We will definitely look it up– thank you for telling me about it!


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